Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87 – Vladimir Ashkenazy on AllMusic – Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 – Keith Jarrett on AllMusic – – Dmitri. One of Shostakovich’s greatest and most powerful works of the late Stalinist period is his huge cycle of twenty-four preludes and fugues for piano. He began.

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Jarrett is on the hunt for detail, too — the “No. Looking at it from one angle, this is Jarrett ‘s most impressive technical achievement in the classical repertoire so far.

Following the prelude, Shostakovich proceeds directly to the fugue without pause. Most importantly of course, it housed shosrakovich church of St Thomas, the Thomaskirche, dating from the late fifteenth century, which had survived the wartime Allied bombardment.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. He began writing it in the autumn of after a visit to Leipzig as a judge in the Bach competition held on the occasion of the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Bach.

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87

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Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Despite my glowing memories of Nikolaieva’s performances, the Hyperion set was far from disappointing.

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Papadopoulos can also be just a touch too emphatic for my taste—the left hand accents in the E flat Prelude No. Part of this impression may be due to the sound of his piano, which is treated with ECM’s usual soft-focused cloud of reverb. In unbroken chords and a haunting melody Shostakovich nevertheless evokes the immortal first Prelude of the On the contrary, the four-part fugue in 5 4 is a rhythmically adventurous and complex composition that works as a culmination of the first part of the entire cycle.


Sexy Trippy All Moods. Die Produktion der Wasserstoffbombe fugyes eine Reaktion auf die Detonation der ersten russischen Atombombe im September I’ll simply add that at the end of it all her contention that these are ”24 masterpieces, each with its own internal world” sounds utterly plausible.

The Preludes and Fugues is a work of great depth, of unsurpassed mastery and greatness. Dmitri Shostakovich Composer Tatyana Nikolaieva pf.

This section’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. The only reason these ideas have persisted, I think, is because shotakovich have been so few performances and recordings. As for Marios Papadopoulos’s recordings on Kingdom—there’s a lot to admire here, but overall I am not so convinced.

Diese sollten einen grossen Unterschied zu den Kompositionen bieten, die ihm den Staatspreis eingebracht hatten: Other prize moments, like the F sharp minor Fugue No. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat In essence, these twenty-four preludes and fugues are a love-letter and an act of homage to Bach.

But as the years have passed, these endlessly shostakovkch pieces have now begun to find their place in the modern repertory, for their dark beauty, their wisdom and learning, and their astonishing single-mindedness. References to and quotations from Bach’s cycle appear throughout the work. Also, as with the Opus 34 Preludes, the Preludes and Fugues were composed in the order in which they are published.


On his return home to Moscow from Leipzig, Shostakovich immediately began to compose his Preludes and Fugues. Nikolayeva studied composition with Evgeny Golubev, whose pupils also include Alfred Schnittke, and she has since written two Piano Concertos, a Sonata and much other music for solo piano, as well as vocal works.

The three-voice fugue begins with a 42 of the main theme, or subject, in the soprano voice.

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This would be a very different composition from those which earned him a State Prize in Germany had been divided into four Zones of Occupation, each assigned to the four main victorious powers: The date of the composition 20 December may explain this. For example, his A minor prelude is a figuration prelude—a prelude in which the same hand position is used throughout the piece.

Much of the piece uses a counter melody against the fugal entries. Before premiering the work, Shostakovich privately performed the first half of the cycle before the Union of Composers as was typical with new compositions during the Soviet Era on 31 March Tatiana Nikolayeva recorded complete sets four times, inboth originally issued by MelodiyaHyperion Records and in as a filmed performance Medici Arts. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Enelle fit allusion aux circonstances se rapportant au Concours Bach de But Ashkenazy ‘s very good with the contrasting textures of Prelude of No.

But here it is, and even at this early stage I’ve a feeling its going to figure prominently on my records of the year list.